Save Me from Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story

Save Me from Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story[Reading] ➿ Save Me from Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story ➶ Brian Welch – Heartforum.co.uk The amazing true story of an out of control rock star, his devastating addiction to drugs, and his miraculous redemption through Jesus ChristIn February , than ten thousand people in Bakersfield, Cali The amazing true story of from Myself: Epub ß an out of control rock star, his devastating Save Me MOBI :Ä addiction to drugs, and his miraculous redemption through Jesus ChristIn February , than ten Me from Myself: Epub Ý thousand people in Bakersfield, California, watched as Brian Head Welch the former lead guitarist of the controversial rock band Korn was saved by Jesus Christ The event set off a media frenzy as observers from around the world sought to understand what led this rock star out of the darkness and into the lightNow, in this courageous memoir, Head talks for the first time about his shocking embrace of God and the tumultuous decade that led him into the arms of Jesus Christ Offering a backstage pass to his time with Korn, Head tells the inside story of his years in the band and explains how his rock star lifestyle resulted in an all consuming addiction to methamphetamines Writing openly about the tour bus mayhem of Ozzfest and The Family Values tour, he provides a candid look at how the routine of recording, traveling, and partying placed him in a cycle of addiction that he could not break on his ownSpeaking honestly about his addiction, Head details his struggles with the drug that ultimately led him to seek a higher power Despite his numerous attempts to free himself from meth, nothing not even the birth of his daughter could spur him to kick it for good Here Head addresses how, with the help of God, he emerged from his dangerous lifestyle and found a path that was not only right for his daughter, it was right for himDiscussing the chaotic end to his time in Korn and how his newfound faith has influenced his relationship with his daughter, his life, and his music, Head describes the challenging but rewarding events of the last two years, exposing the truth about how his moments of doubt and his hardships have only deepened his faithCandid, compelling, and inspirational, Save Me from Myself is a rock n roll journey unlike any other.

Former lead guitarist for the from Myself: Epub ß band Korn, see Brian Head Welch.

Save Me from Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked
    Save Me from Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked of the controversial rock band Korn was saved by Jesus Christ The event set off a media frenzy as observers from around the world sought to understand what led this rock star out of the darkness and into the lightNow, in this courageous memoir, Head talks for the first time about his shocking embrace of God and the tumultuous decade that led him into the arms of Jesus Christ Offering a backstage pass to his time with Korn, Head tells the inside story of his years in the band and explains how his rock star lifestyle resulted in an all consuming addiction to methamphetamines Writing openly about the tour bus mayhem of Ozzfest and The Family Values tour, he provides a candid look at how the routine of recording, traveling, and partying placed him in a cycle of addiction that he could not break on his ownSpeaking honestly about his addiction, Head details his struggles with the drug that ultimately led him to seek a higher power Despite his numerous attempts to free himself from meth, nothing not even the birth of his daughter could spur him to kick it for good Here Head addresses how, with the help of God, he emerged from his dangerous lifestyle and found a path that was not only right for his daughter, it was right for himDiscussing the chaotic end to his time in Korn and how his newfound faith has influenced his relationship with his daughter, his life, and his music, Head describes the challenging but rewarding events of the last two years, exposing the truth about how his moments of doubt and his hardships have only deepened his faithCandid, compelling, and inspirational, Save Me from Myself is a rock n roll journey unlike any other."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Save Me from Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story
  • Brian Welch
  • English
  • 06 September 2017
  • 0061251844

10 thoughts on “Save Me from Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story

  1. Agata says:

    I loved, loved, loved this book Evenso because my brother, who was an Atheist, went through something very similar and was saved Between my brother s and Brian s spiritual journey, I have also accepted Christ into my life and my faith grows each day God is good

  2. Paul says:

    I was a big Korn fan in my early teens I lost interest after I decided they had become shit namely with the release of Take A Look In The Mirror , and haven t really followed them since So, it came as news to me when I was browsingand discovered Head s book Apparently Head had left Korn and found Jesus somewhere, how curious I abandoned this book after 100 pages, I couldn t read any self pity from a dysfunctional millionaire This guy is a selfish jackass I believe it takes I was a big Korn fan in my early teens I lost interest after I decided they had become shit namely with the release of Take A Look In The Mirror , and haven t really followed them since So, it came as news to me when I was browsingand discovered Head s book Apparently Head had left Korn and found Jesus somewhere, how curious I abandoned this book after 100 pages, I couldn t read any self pity from a dysfunctional millionaire This guy is a selfish jackass I believe it takes a certain kind of jackass to find God when you re 35 and a millionaire, but even if you forget that bit, he s still a jackass From the early pages he tells you about his troubled home life, where his Dad used to shout a lot His dad also bought him a guitar, gave him a job in the garage they owned, paid for him to go to college, and let him use his mancave which had all sorts of traumatic amenities, like a pool table Then he tells you he was an alcoholic and a drug addict for 90 pages Starting when he was in high school and he had alcohol problems that would cause him to get drunk On the weekends Then he takes drugs sometimes And then he tells us he beat his girlfriend Not only that, he tells us it was premeditated He planned to have sex with her, and then beat her with his new skateboard Which is exactly what he proceeded to do There s very little in depth content in this book about Korn really, it s all about Head and his Issues See what I did there I have far too many books to read to force myself to finish this rubbish I didn t even get to the Save Me Jesus bit, but I m sure it was nonsense He comes across as delusional and selfish, and I regret giving him however indirectly any of my money This one is off to the charity shop To the Jesus brigade charity shop in fact so they can keep it all in the family

  3. Amanda says:

    I liked the story of Brian Welch s conversion It is always a reason to rejoice when someone repents of their sins and commits their life to God.The book was very graphic, and is therefore not for everyone to read Brian goes deep in his description of his vices, only for the benefit of showing people that with God s help you can overcome your problems.I disagreed with Brian s view on speaking in tongues I do not believe that you have to speak in tongues in order to get closer to God.I am so gl I liked the story of Brian Welch s conversion It is always a reason to rejoice when someone repents of their sins and commits their life to God.The book was very graphic, and is therefore not for everyone to read Brian goes deep in his description of his vices, only for the benefit of showing people that with God s help you can overcome your problems.I disagreed with Brian s view on speaking in tongues I do not believe that you have to speak in tongues in order to get closer to God.I am so glad that Brian is staying faithful to God, and being a good father for his daughter

  4. Dawn says:

    The author is very honest and sincere about his experiences, both with Korn and his conversion to Christianity Welch wasn t the most stable or happy person to begin with, and being a rock star took a serious toll on him Some people find it weak that Welch was unable to reconcile sobriety to rock n roll particularly since his ex bandmate Jon Davis was able to do just that However, everyone is different It took a lot of courage for Welch to recognize his own limitations, and make the change The author is very honest and sincere about his experiences, both with Korn and his conversion to Christianity Welch wasn t the most stable or happy person to begin with, and being a rock star took a serious toll on him Some people find it weak that Welch was unable to reconcile sobriety to rock n roll particularly since his ex bandmate Jon Davis was able to do just that However, everyone is different It took a lot of courage for Welch to recognize his own limitations, and make the changes he needed.And that s where the book starts getting a tad freaky Although Welch liberally sprinkles the I don t want to sound weird caveats, I found the Christian half of his story unsettling it s why I couldn t give the bookthan two stars It s sickening how some of the ministries Welch got involved with treated him like a celebrity prize, rather than a troubled soul searching desperately for peace.Of course, I recommend this to Korn fans Even if you think Welch is a freak on a Jesus leash , the book is a quick read Although I don t personally agree with Welch s Christian philosophy, I genuinely hope his journey with Christ gives him the lasting peace he deserves

  5. Lani says:

    This memoir was really told in two parts There is the Before Finding Christ and the After Finding Christ I will admit to enjoying the first part of the storythan the second I have a fascination with rock star lives so that really isn t a surprise For that part I give 4 stars Brian was honest about his life and his flaws with no boasting of how great he was It wasreal since he shared those insecurities of growing up that most of us feel The second part is where I had issues This memoir was really told in two parts There is the Before Finding Christ and the After Finding Christ I will admit to enjoying the first part of the storythan the second I have a fascination with rock star lives so that really isn t a surprise For that part I give 4 stars Brian was honest about his life and his flaws with no boasting of how great he was It wasreal since he shared those insecurities of growing up that most of us feel The second part is where I had issues, not because I am Anti Christ, but because it didn t make sense God took away his meth addiction in 2 days but as soon as he foundin his closet he took the opportunity to do it again After he became a Christian and God spoke to him, it was conflicting advice God told him to quit Korn completely, with no source of income because he was addicted to money , make friends with certain people and give money to those people, learn to speak in tongues to get closer to him, be a good father and travel to India Then God told him to make music again, move away and live in hotels with his daughter and end his friendships with those people he told him to be close to Meanwhile he was still the bitter, angry and violent person he has always been I m not sure how Christianity changed him all that much as a person He started out with 4 tattoos that were meaningful to him After finding Christ he became fully tatted with Christ like images and passages, this included his face I am all for artistic expression, I myself have been inked, but he was still conflicted about God when he did it, even yelling, Fuck off God at times.I do commend Brian for getting off drugs, creating an Orphanage in India and getting other people to think of other options in their life by introducing them to religion After writing this book Brian did end up rejoining Korn again I probably won t read his second book to find out how God told him it was where his life needed to be or whether he just ran out of money and needed to fill his bank account again

  6. Emily Muller says:

    Send a doctorThis guy is all over the place Good on you for finding God, now go find a psychopharmacologist and a therapist.

  7. Noneareleft says:

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions Brian Head Welch s conversion to Christianity is a textbook example of a miracle, but by his own admission, not perfect.Welch disclaims at the beginning of his book that he said and did a lot of bad things, so the autobiography was truly going to be warts and all However, I believe this could have been accomplished without all of the sordid details Like in the movies, it is enough for me to see a couple walk into the bedroom and shut the door, The road to hell is paved with good intentions Brian Head Welch s conversion to Christianity is a textbook example of a miracle, but by his own admission, not perfect.Welch disclaims at the beginning of his book that he said and did a lot of bad things, so the autobiography was truly going to be warts and all However, I believe this could have been accomplished without all of the sordid details Like in the movies, it is enough for me to see a couple walk into the bedroom and shut the door, I don t needthan Given his audience Welch certainly is appealing to youth and I believe his story could have great influence on many teens who found themselves now feeling as he did in his early years, and that those kinds of details will push teens or others away from the life he once lived, I don t know, but for myself, I could have done without them.I can t imagine what it s like to write this kind of work knowing that the players are alive and possibly going to read the account, if not at least hear of it Were I one of his former bandmates, ex girlfriend or wife, or even an employee or acquaintance, I m not sure that my reception of this book would be positive Save Me From Myself isn t just warts and all for Welch, it s warts and all for everyone mentioned, and that might sting, or worse, deeply hurt, which I imagine is the opposite of Welch s and God s desire.Which leads to my last point What is God s Will It s an open ended question and one that each individual has to surmise on his own, but Welch plays it a little too fast and loose for my liking Many times he takes an action that I think was self serving and inconsiderate of the lives of others, all under the auspices of it being God s Will and what God had told him to do As an example, the timing of Welch s announcement about leaving the band taken by himself hindered the rest of the band s negotiations with another label If he had been thinking of others assignificant than himself Philippians 2.3 then he could have delayed his announcement, causing no noticeable harm to the Kingdom of Christ, yet showing care for those in his sphere of influence it also might have gone a long way with his former bandmates I would be dubious of his religion based on many of the actions he took.All in all the Kingdom of God and the world itself is a better place for Welch coming to a saving faith in Christ I guess I just wish there didn t have to be so many bodies on the battlefield.A footnote Welch falls into the easy temptation of bashing organized religion and mainstream denominations that is too common in contemporary Christianity It is an easy thing to place oneself outside of something and to highlight its fault while downplaying or ignoring its merits

  8. Jennifer Drake Johnston says:

    I read this in two sittings The first was Brian s telling of his life before he came to the Lord and the second was after The first part was difficult to read, as it took me back a bit to my own prodigal times before the Lord pulled me out of the pit Of course, I was never a rock star doing thousands of of drugs daily But I was exposed enough to many of the things he wrote about to know the chaos and darkness Brian describes It can sometimes feel a bit icky to think back on things you I read this in two sittings The first was Brian s telling of his life before he came to the Lord and the second was after The first part was difficult to read, as it took me back a bit to my own prodigal times before the Lord pulled me out of the pit Of course, I was never a rock star doing thousands of of drugs daily But I was exposed enough to many of the things he wrote about to know the chaos and darkness Brian describes It can sometimes feel a bit icky to think back on things you did or felt while trying to fill the hole in your soul with things other than God But reading the second half of the book was truly inspiring, as it reminded me of how God redeemed my life I love how Brian s story shows how lives are generally not magically perfect and pain free when you become a Christian You still have issues and sin to work out of your life Once you stop being numb you truly feel both joy and pain But it is truly worth it Thanks, Brian And thank you,Jesus

  9. John says:

    Whether or not you find Head s message uplifting, it definitely makes for a fascinating read Unlike most people likely to pick up this book, I was not a fan of Head s music until he quit Korn and went solo, and I never had any feelings one way or the other about the manner in which he left the band.SAVE ME FROM MYSELF ishonest and self aware than the typical rock star autobiography Head generally comes across as likable, but his anger problems and frequent violent outbursts diminish my r Whether or not you find Head s message uplifting, it definitely makes for a fascinating read Unlike most people likely to pick up this book, I was not a fan of Head s music until he quit Korn and went solo, and I never had any feelings one way or the other about the manner in which he left the band.SAVE ME FROM MYSELF ishonest and self aware than the typical rock star autobiography Head generally comes across as likable, but his anger problems and frequent violent outbursts diminish my respect for him His newfound passion for Christ is admirable, but I question the way he attributes God s guiding hand as an influence over every decision he makes Don t get me wrong I m convinced God is working through his life But, for example, when Head claims that God downloaded certain songs directly into his brain, I can t help but wonder why God is such a second rate lyricist I m not saying that God wasn t somehow involved, but let s not go overboard, OK I also feel that Head s spiritual immaturity makes him susceptible to some wrong headed notions A primary is example is his misunderstanding of what the Bible actually teaches about speaking in tongues Speaking in tongues is NOT making up your own babbling language for use in your own private prayer Also, I think Head should bereluctant to surround himself with people claiming to be prophets especially ones who believe they have a direct line to Christ himself Head relates a story in which one such prophecy turns out to be almost correct Sorry, but almost doesn t cut it when it comes to legit prophecy.By Christian standards, SAVE ME FROM MYSELF is a very edgy book The excesses involved in touring with Korn are often shocking for those not familiar with the heavy metal lifestyle and occasionally even hard to stomach Head doesn t go into too much detail, but neither does he shy away from the degenerate nature of his pre Christian life The book also contains some very strong language for something you can presumably pick up at a Christian bookstore.Interestingly, Head is now back with Korn and the band has never sounded better, in my opinion Good for him Like Alice Cooper, he continues to defy the Christian stereotype that I find so obnoxious I can t wait to see what the future has in store for him

  10. Carla JFCL says:

    This was quite a book First, I have to say that I have never been a fan of Korn I do like some pretty raucous music, but they are just too heavy metal for my tastes and although I was raised as a Lutheran I can t say I am a practicing Christian However I loved this book I added it to my Kindle reading list several months ago after hearing the author interviewed on an NPR show, and wanting to learnabout his story, because it sounded fascinating to me From what little I knew of the This was quite a book First, I have to say that I have never been a fan of Korn I do like some pretty raucous music, but they are just too heavy metal for my tastes and although I was raised as a Lutheran I can t say I am a practicing Christian However I loved this book I added it to my Kindle reading list several months ago after hearing the author interviewed on an NPR show, and wanting to learnabout his story, because it sounded fascinating to me From what little I knew of the hard rock heavy metal mega rock star world, I could not imagine how someone who was so integrated into and successful in that world and everything that goes along with it could possibly make such a drastic change in his life or even why he would want to do that.The book answers all of those questions It s fairly obvious the author is not a writer and, in fact, in the epilogue he says he s never written anything other than papers in high school although he HAS written a lot of music But, that doesn t matter in the least because this is less like reading a book andlike having a conversation with a friend a friend who wants to bare his soul, confess everything bad he s ever done in his life, wail, gnash his teeth, laugh, cry, scream and finally explain how and why he s following a different path now.I was particularly touched by the obvious love, care and concern Brian has for his daughter some of the passages about how horrible he felt about his early relationship with her literally brought me to tears as did some of the photographs of the two of them, because they are SO touching and beautiful He even managed to possibly convince me that SOME members of the Pentecostal Church MIGHT not be TOTALLY insane, and that s quite a feat because, frankly that is what I have always thought And it s unclear to me whether that church is where he ultimately ended up, but he did spend some time there I am so impressed by this man s story In spite of some of the sheer raw awfulness of his past life, I find it incredibly uplifting that he has succeeded in his struggles to turn it all around It s a very inspiring, hopeful book

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